Kickin’ It Old School

Tomorrow the Yanks and Sox have their home openers, and the weather forecast up and down the East Coast is for a balmy and beautiful day. Let’s hope. The Yanks throw Chien-Ming Wang in the first of three vs. the Royals (we couldn’t ask for a better elixir for that 2-4 record); up in Boston, Beckett goes against Toronto. Baseball in our good old ballparks. We couldn’t ask for much more. And apparently most fans agree; in a new ESPN survey (cast your vote) roughly 70 percent of respondents prefer to see a game in a genuine historic ball yard rather than some fancy-shmancy, olde style, mall-ified financial boondoggle. We’ll cheer for that any day of the week. Play Ball.

4 comments… add one
  • I just bought tickets tonight, after the Yanks sent out an e-mail saying there were some available. They’re not great seats ($40), but this will be the first time I’ve been to opening day since opening day would be 20,000 or 25,000 fans.

    john April 11, 2006, 1:58 am
  • Lucky you, John. Enjoy the day!
    My folks will be in their trusty seats in Fenway. Not unsurprisingly they’ve horded the tickets my entire life, and I have never been to an opening day, anywhere, in my 37 years. I really need to bribe one of them to push their mate to the curb one of these years.

    SF April 11, 2006, 6:45 am
  • I’ve been to two end-of-season Fenway games. I imagine opening day in Beantown is a lot of fun (if you’re not wearing a Yankee hat, that is).
    They still have tickets at the Stadium, SF. C’mon over to Box 654 Row C Seat 5 and I’ll buy you a beer. Or two. It’s going to sunny and 70 and A-Rod’s going to drive in 4 while Wang wins (he’s better than Wakefield, you know) and Mo closes (he needs the work).
    What could be better?

    john April 11, 2006, 9:28 am
  • Damn – I wish I could take you up on the offer- thanks. As it is I have a glorious view of the Manhattan skyline and a radio, and a ton of work to do, so I can’t attend. Two out of four ain’t bad.

    SF April 11, 2006, 9:31 am

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